I attended a business gathering last week that brought together 60 plus people. As a way of facilitating a quick and easy introduction, each of us had to share three words to help quickly give everyone a sense of who we were. Three words. So many choices. I scribbled some options in my … [Read more...] about Three Words
When I come close in proximity to a bakery or the bakery section of a market, I feel myself physically pulled to enter the land of sugar. I’ve been like this my entire life. Childhood memories of friends and family are woven together with all things sugar. Half moon cookies with the impossibly white … [Read more...] about Baking is my thing.
In loving memory of Michael McKeon I recently took a character strength test, and one of my lowest rating strengths was zest. I stared at the results and fixated on this word. Zest. What does it mean? What would a life filled with zest look like? What would living a life filled with zest feel … [Read more...] about A Life Lesson from Pictures
Five years ago, I opened the door of Bisousweet, and eventually my heart, to this amazing woman - Linda. Our original plan was to start off slowly, to see how it would go. For me, that meant tip toeing. Linda was, not surprisingly to anyone who knows her, the complete opposite. She had ideas. … [Read more...] about 5 years & counting
Hello friends - I've been thinking about you & wanted to write a quick update before the holiday weekend. It's been quite a summer. Between baking doughnut muffins, linzer hearts, our Grab & Go cookies and tons of biscotti, the bakery has been humming at a new pace. My summer ritual of … [Read more...] about Summer Reflections
My career as a pastry chef has given me the opportunity to examine my purpose. In 1994, when I walked through the door that opened up to the small pastry room, I felt like I had come home. My purpose was instinctively clear: Learn. Create. Bake. Rejoice. Repeat. 25 years later, I am deeply … [Read more...] about Purpose